The Business School’s heritage is based on strong partnerships with industry and the professions. The roots of the Business School lie in Hendon Technical College, one of the founding component colleges of Middlesex University, that opened in 1939. Middlesex introduced one of the UK’s first personnel management courses in the 1950s. The College’s Department of Management Studies introduced the BA Business Studies degree in 1965. This was the first course in the UK launched under a new government blueprint for business programmes. Within two years, the Middlesex course had become the largest Business Studies degree in the UK. Our research output in business and management is thriving – the Business School had the second highest number of staff, among the modern universities, to submit to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).